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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 946215, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/946215
Clinical Study

Occult Infection in Aseptic Joint Loosening and the Diagnostic Role of Implant Sonication

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Private Bag 4710, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
2Department of Microbiology, Northland DHB, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, New Zealand
3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

Received 1 April 2015; Revised 6 July 2015; Accepted 7 July 2015

Academic Editor: Michiaki Takagi

Copyright © 2015 J. T. Kempthorne et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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